Focus and Scope of the Journal
Issues in Race & Society: An Interdisciplinary Global Journal is an academic resource published through a partnership between the Association of Black Sociologists (ABS) and Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University. As the official journal of ABS, Issues in Race & Society will be produced bi-annually (each Spring and Fall) and will emphasize sociological interpretations of race as one of the fundamentals of societal universal processes. The journal distinguishes itself as an interdisciplinary, comprehensive and global examination of the increasingly racial and racialized world that connects us all. The journal also provides a space where all voices can be heard and diverse conversations can occur about the relationships and interconnections between race, power, privilege, and location operating across cultures and societies. We encourage submissions that are multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural, theoretically diverse, informed by empirical data (both qualitative and quantitative), innovative, and respectful of diverse perspectives. This will allow writers access to the latest, most creative debates, trends, and issues for and about communities of color and the Black Diaspora. Each issue will include the following types of works organized around specific themes:
- Major articles and/or theoretical perspectives that deal with issues that advance critical thinking and knowledge about race and multicultural issues;
- Research reports that advance fresh and uncommon analyses of data, based upon rigorous and logical research designs and methodologies;
- Book reviews/essays (about two each issue) that summarize, evaluate, and critique recent seminal books and/or publications concerning issues relevant to the study of race, ethnicity, culture and society; and,
- Special issues covering topics of contemporary intellectual interest.